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Florida Support Groups

There are two different types of support groups in Florida -- Peer-led Support Groups and Professionally-led Support Groups.

 Peer-led Support Groups

RESOLVE Peer-led Support Groups are informal opportunities for women and men experiencing infertility to connect with one another, to discuss their situations and to receive support from others who have had similar experiences or who are struggling with similar issues. Group moderators are volunteers and are not mental health professionals. Attendance is free. Please contact the group host before attending your first meeting.

Don’t see a support group in your area? Want to start a new group? The first step in the process is to listen to a free one-hour TeleSeminar entitled “How to Start a Peer-Led Support Group”. After you listen to that training you will be given instructions on next steps in the process. We hope to make this process as simple and straightforward for you as possible, while also ensuring that our hosts have been adequately prepared for their role as group leader.

Please note the contact information below is provided only for those seeking a support group. The media and family-building professionals should not contact support groups directly; support group hosts will not respond. Media requests should be directed to  Andy Schwarz, Media Relations, at 703.556.7172 or aschwarz@resolve.org. Family-Building Professionals and Researchers should contact RESOLVE headquarters at info@resolve.org. For more information about RESOLVE Support Groups, please contact supportgroups@resolve.org.

Bradenton/Sarasota
General Infertility Support Group
Looking for a new host. Please contact supportgroups@resolve.org if interested.

Hernando County
General Infertility Support Group
Meets on the last Tuesday of each month at 7:00PM
Location: Starbucks, 13163 Cortez Boulevard, Brooksville, FL 34613
Host: Ashley Martin
Please contact Ashley at tinx777@yahoo.com or 352.556.3701 (cell) before attending your first meeting.

Jacksonville
General Infertility Support Group
Meets on the first Monday of every month from 6:30PM to 7:45PM 
Location: Memorial Hospital, 3625 University Blvd S, Jacksonville, FL 32216 (in the Education Department classrooms)
Hosts: Deb, Adinah and Nik, Lori
Please email resolvejaxfl@gmail.com before attending your first meeting.

South Miami
General Infertility Support Group
Meets on the first Saturday of the month from 10:00AM to 11:00AM
Location: Beehive Natural Foods, 6490 SW 40th Street, Miami, FL 33155
Host: Sandra Leyva
Please contact Sandra Leyva at miamiinfertility@gmail.com or 305.244.2334 to confirm attendance.

Orlando
General Infertility Support Group
Meets at 7:00 PM on the first Thursday of the following months: Feb, Apr, Jun, Aug, Oct, Dec
Location: Community Room at Whole Foods in Dr. Phillips (Address: 8003 Turkey Lake Road, Orlando, FL
Host: Susanna
Please contact Susanna at resolveofcentralflorida@gmail.com before attending your first meeting.

Palm Beach County
General Infertility Support Group

Meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00PM. March meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 17th at 7:00PM
Please contact the hosts before attending your first meeting for location. 
Hosts: Lisa, and Maya
Please contact Lisa and Maya at resolvepalmbeach@gmail.com before attending your first meeting. This is a peer-led support group.

Pasco
IVF Support Group
Meets on the fourth Monday of the month
Location: Land O'Lakes, FL
Host: Julie Perez
Please contact Julie at laughbeautiful@gmail.com before attending your first meeting. 

Tampa Bay 
General Infertility Support Group
Meets on the first Wednesday of every month from 7:00PM to 9:00PM
Location: Memorial Hospital Auditorium  2901 Swann Avenue (between MacDill and Howard), Administration Building, Room 109-B
Hosts: Kathy and Nicole
Please contact Kathy at fountainfertility@gmail.com or Nicole at ncwitt@yahoo.com, via email for more information.

Treasure Coast
General Infertility/Loss Support Group
Meets on the third Thursday of the month
Location: Palm City (Cummings) Library, 2551 SW Matheson Ave., Palm City, FL 34990
Host: Laurie Prim
Please contact Laurie at treasurecoastresolve@gmail.com or call 772.631.6288. 

 Professionally-Led Support Groups

Professionally-led Support Groups are more structured than peer groups and form at various times throughout the year. They are led by trained and licensed therapists who are professional members of RESOLVE and specialize in assisting individuals and couples with the special challenges presented by the struggle of Infertility. Participation in professionally-led groups involves fees set by the individual therapist and a commitment to a specific number of sessions.

Lakewood Ranch
Stress Busters for Surviving Infertility
5 group meetings: on Tuesdays: October 18, 25 and November 1, 8, and 15 from 5:00 to 6:30PM
Location: Lakewood Ranch, FL
Led by 
Beth Cooper, Ph.D., ABPP, Licensed Psychologist,  941.855.0306
Infertility is one of the most stressful events anyone can experience. It is a major life hurdle and a major disappointment. It effects you individually and strains your relationship. This group will provide a place to talk with others about their experiences and yours. You will learn specific methods to help you get through the treatments or move on. Cost: $40 per person/ $55 per couple 
 
Miami Beach 
Couples General Infertility Support Group
Meets on the third Monday of the month from 7:00PM to 8:30PM
Location: 975 Arthur Godfrey Road (41st Street), Miami Beach, FL
Led by Bette Galen, LCSW 973.801.7968 or  bgalen31@gmail.com
Going through infertility treatment can be daunting and can challenge couples communication skills and their ability to remain open to each other’s needs as a pregnancy remains elusive.  Meet other couples who really understand what you are going through. We’ll discuss how men and woman communicate and process stress and trauma differently; learn from each other successful coping skills as well as ones that could use a little tweeking!  Bring your questions and concerns to this supportive environment. RSVP Required. Cost: $15 

Miami Beach
Women's General Infertility Support Group

Meets on the first Monday of the month from 7:00PM to 8:30PM
Location: 975 Arthur Godfrey Road (41st Street), Miami Beach, FL
Led by Bette Galen, LCSW 973.801.7968 or  bgalen@31@gmail.com
This interactive general infertility support group will address how to cope with many of the stressors facing individuals and couples when they receive the diagnosis of infertility. We will cover topics such as: How infertility influences our self-concept and ways to look at ourselves in a more positive way; How to deal with friends and family; Different coping styles of men and women and relationship issues that arise while dealing with infertility; How to relieve stress (which no doubt is considerable!); and setting realistic goals. Registration required. No walk ins permitted. Cost: $15 

Attention Mental Health Professionals - RESOLVE is looking for licensed private practice psychotherapists and clinical social workers with experience counseling infertility patients to lead infertility and adoption support groups in Florida.  RESOLVE professional membership is required. Please contact Betsy Campbell at bcampbell@resolve.org or 703.556.7172.